Vadim Gluzman

Vadim Gluzman
Marco Borggreve

Siberia. The word, alone, sends a shiver down your spine. Siberia has some of the coldest temperatures on earth. Recent temperature readings have hit 50 below. Makes Ohio seem downright balmy!

Northern climates are the inspiration for two concerts this weekend by ProMusica Chamber Orchestra featuring Creative Partner and Principal Guest Artist Vadim Gluzman. In Northern Lights, Gluzman draws upon composers who hail from the Northern Hemisphere, who are, or were, accustomed to cold climates.

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra closes its season this weekend with what they hope becomes a long-running tradition—music director David Danzmayr and creative partner and principal guest artist Vadim Gluzman on stage together.

Red and blue photo of violinists Vadim Gluzman and Philippe Quint
ProMusica Chamber Orchestra

You probably have a friend like this: No matter how long it's been since you've gotten together last, you just pick up where you left off. It's as though you were never separated.

That is the scene as Vadim Gluzman, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra's creative partner and principal guest artist, and Philippe Quint, his close friend and ProMusica's Soirée guest, walk into the Classical 101 studios earlier this week.

Marco Borggreve

You might remember a great Southern Rock tune by the Charlie Daniels Band called Devil Went Down to Georgia. It tells the tale of young Johnny who is challenged by a fiddle-playing devil to a battle of bows. Johnny wins, he gets a golden fiddle. If the devil wins, he gets the young man's soul.

Marco Borggreve

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra closed out the 2015-2016 season with two of classical music's greatest masterpieces...Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 and Schubert’s Symphony No. 9, also known as simply, The Great.

Yesterday, I wrote about giving someone the gift of experiencing music LIVE. Today, I want to go one step further and mention an offshoot of going to a live concert...hearing new music.

Roman Malamant

Most of us will not get past the first part of that headline, thinking, "Oh, another story about a multi-million dollar violin being auctioned off." Nope. This time, it's the BOW.

Talk to any string player and ask them about their bow. Then get something to drink and take a seat, because you're going to be awhile.

Rick Buchanan

Arts education in schools is a regular topic these days.  With teachers and students alike wrestling with new testing requirements - and the enormous amount of time that eats up - many consider the arts expendable. This is not news to most of you, I'm certain.

If you want to find out just how wrong that attitude is, talk to any musician.

At ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, putting instruments into the hands of students and teaching them how to play them has become a mission.  ProMusica's website explains the program as follows::

Vadim Gluzman with a violin
Marco Borggreve

Vadim Gluzman is ProMusica's Creative Partner and Principal Guest Artist.  He joins Music Director David Danzmayr for two performances of Max Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 this weekend at the Southern Theatre.

David Danzmayr and Vadim Gluzman
ProMusica Chamber Orchestra

In years past, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra closed it's season with a gala concert.  This season, ProMusica's Soiree was moved to February, but that doesn't mean they're not closing the season with a gala concert.